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Spatial Information Science and Engineering

The University of Maine

12 months
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1503 USD/credit
1503 USD/credit
461 USD/credit
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About

The Spatial Information Science and Engineering program of The University of Maine focuses on advancing knowledge about spatial information particularly with respect to concepts needed in next-generation information systems.

Overview

Emphasis is placed on developing novel concepts and methods in the broad field of geographic information science for sensing, storing, accessing, analyzing, and managing spatial data as well as modeling, extracting, integrating, visualizing, and communicating spatial information.

Students in the Spatial Information Science and Engineering program of The University of Maine build on a solid foundation in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. In addition to these concepts, the design of spatial information technologies requires a comprehensive understanding of the social, legal, economic, and institutional issues affecting such systems, a commitment to human users and ethical uses of such systems, dedication to the ethics of broad access to information, and commitment to quality of information.

The research interests of our faculty are currently predominantly in the area of Spatial Computing, including spatial cognition, spatio-temporal reasoning, geospatial ontologies, data streams, geosensor networks, spatial data science, and location privacy.

Objectives of these programs include:

The core objectives of the graduate programs include interdisciplinary study of the nature and function of spatial information systems, and the technical study of the design and evaluation of methods and processes to capture, represent and analyze spatial information.

Graduate courses cover formal representations of spatial phenomena, database systems, geographic information systems, human-centered design and information policy. Research topics may be selected from any of the principal areas ranging from geographic information science, spatial and spatio-temporal reasoning, spatial cognition and spatial interface design, spatial database systems, geosensor networks, to legal and managerial aspects of spatial information systems. Many research topics require an interdisciplinary approach and, therefore, courses taught in other departments complement the program offered.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems Applications
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems Law
  • Spatial Reasoning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

January 1 for Fall start, then rolling if space is available

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We are generally seeking students that score at the mean or above on the verbal, quantitative and analytical segments of the GRE exam and in the 50th percentile or above on the exam overall
  • We generally seek an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • At a minimum an applicant must have a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or a four-year international equivalent. 
  • Within their curriculum, all applicants should have completed a university course in Algebra as a minimum math prerequisite for admission
  • Previous programming courses or experience are recommended but not required
  • Transcripts
  • Test scores
  • Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1503 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1503 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    461 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 461 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Orono

1216 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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